• Sarah has...

    Over 28 years riding and over 11 years as a professional in the industry.

     

    Sarah, a USHJA Certified Trainer, has lived in Colorado since 2008 and began Watson Equestrian in 2012. Her philosophy is that riding should be a fun way to be the best version of ourselves as people, as horseman, as riders, as friends, and as competitors. Sarah enjoys taking all of her experiences and passing them along to her students, using all that she has learned from many other top professionals and creating her own style of positive teaching and horsemanship. Young horses are one of Sarah's specialties as she believes the slow path is the correct path in educating a top horse.

    Visit us at our home in Sedalia, CO. Just 45min from downtown Denver. Training Spots available!

    www.TollandFallsVentures.com

    There are a variety of stall options and price points available at Tolland. Please call Sarah or Sue at Tolland for a tour and more information.

    Sue : 303-688-8725 manager@tollandfalls.com

    Sarah: 203-470-4521

  • Sarah's Foundation

    "Altair" owned by Marisa Haag

    From the early days... on the East coast

    Growing up in Fairfield County Connecticut, Sarah had some of the best trainers and barns in the country at her fingertips. She began her riding career at age 5 at Stepping Stone Farm in Ridgefield, CT under the instruction of Janie Weber, Martha Gilchrist-Lincoln, and Sonia Schuster-Ippolitti. Sarah spent her youth riding with Martha and Sonia at Breakaway Farm in North Salem, NY creating a strong foundation for horsemanship and 'A' show quality riding. Sarah was known for her Equitation and in her Junior Career was 2nd at Connecticut's Children's Equitation Finals of a strong group of riders.
    She attended the University of Vermont, where she received a BS in Equine Sciences and a BA in English. While studying there, she trained under Grand Prix Dressage trainer Madeleine Austin of Imajica in Williston, VT. As captain of the Equestrian Team, Sarah trained with Madeline and sharpened her flatwork skills which ultimately improved her jumping techinique and helped to take the strong team to IHSA Nationals two years in a row.
    After college riding Sarah returned to CT where she began working for Fred and Christina Schauder at Country Lane Farm in Greenwich, CT. Here she began her career as a professional, specializing in ponies and hunters while attending shows up and down the East Coast.

     

    To New Zealand and Washington, DC...

    In 2005 Sarah had the privilege of heading to New Zealand where she trained closely with Greg Best, Seoul Olympics silver medalist. Greg tightened her skills as a jumper rider and gave her the opportunity to travel abroad.

    With these skills, Sarah moved to Washington DC where she worked for Stacey Schaeffer and Kim Stewert riding top quality ponies and hunters to prepare them for the show ring with Samantha Schaeffer and Scott Stewart.


    To a home in Colorado....

    Upon arriving in Colorado, Sarah began working for Laurie Jueneman of Snowfield Farm, acting as her assistant focusing on the pony clients, and later her adult clients competing in the equitation and hunter divisions. In 2011 Sarah stepped out on her own to begin Watson Equestrian LLC as a stand alone trainer in this community. As a result, she has taken numerous riders and horses to winning positions in both the Hunter and Equitation rings as well as strong ribbons at CHJA Medal Finals.

     

     

    Sarah has attended USEF Pony Finals, Capital Challenge, Washington International Horse show, Old Salem Charity shows, along with numerous other nationally ranked competitions including AQHYA Worlds. She is a local CHJA, USHJA, USEF, and AQHA active member and currently serving the Colorado Hunter/Jumper Association Board for her second year.

     

    CHECK OUT THE BRANDS SARAH REPRESENTS:

    Sales Representative Ece Equestrian:

    www.EceEquestrian.com to order your new technical show shirts and semi custom show coats!

    Customer Service & Head of Sales at Mastermind Equestrian:

    www.ridemastermind.com for your show breeches!

     

    Sarah represents all companies in and out of the show ring. Contact her for pricing/sample information for Ece and Mastermind.

     

    RADIO SHOW: Sarah has aired twice now on Ocala's Radio show: Horses In the Morning , listen here to the two podcasts: Horses In The Morning Radio

    http://www.horsesinthemorning.com/07-04-2017-by-ece-equestrian-buying-in-europe-hunter-exercises-and-emily-answers-questions/

    "Picture Perfect" owned by Erin Gordon

     

    Sarah believes in being an intimate "barn family". Individual attention is one of Sarah's greatest strengths and because a smaller group helps ensure consistency, you won't get lost in the crowd at Watson Equestrian. Majority of lessons are privates and the rare group consists of no more than 3 riders. She currently has a healthy balance of juniors and adults.

     

    Watson Equestrian offers a strong sense of horsemanship and skilled riding in and out of the show rings.

    We attend CHJA local rated shows as well as 'USEF' rated shows.

     

    We are located at Tolland Falls Ventures, just 35 minutes from the well known Colorado Horse Park, 15 minutes from highway C-470, and minutes from Highway 85 aka Sante Fe.

    **PRICE SHEET**

    https://uploads.strikinglycdn.com/files/840031bb-f4ff-4793-8120-5cd2f562401a/WES PRICE SHEET 2017.doc.docx?id=89784

     

     

     

    TESTIMONIALS:

     

    "Sarah Watson/Watson Equestrian is the consummate professional. She has a deep knowledge of how to bring the best out in horse and riders. She is a talented trainer and gives her horses complete confidence, thereby enabling them to perform at their best."

    -Madeleine Austin, owner Imajica Farm in Williston VT, UVM IHSA winning coach, and top USA Dutch Warmblood breeder www.imajica.net

     

    "Both of my parents were professionals in the hunter/jumper industry for decades and my grandfather the Devon Horse Show official veterinarian for many many years. As a result, I know this industry well and have very high standards when it comes to the care and training of my horses. I have known Sarah Watson for many years now. Over those years she has remained exactly the same: honest and genuine; incredibly gentle with all the horses she trains; understands that each horse is a unique individual that needs its own specific program that best suits that horse's needs; not only a beautiful rider, but softly effective; and most of all has an unparalleled love for her horses and riders. There are very few trainers in this county I would ever leave my horses with or allow him/her to ride and Sarah is one if them! I trust her implicitly and very highly recommend her!" 

    -Hillary Jean, National AA Competitor

     

     

     

     

    Please Check back for our 2018 Show schedule. 

  • Available For Lease or Sale

    Watson Equestrian offers quality horses and ponies for lease or purchase. If we don't have what you are looking for, Sarah has years of contacts to help you find the horse or pony that best suits your personal needs and skills. If you're looking to sell, Sarah offers a great program for keeping your horse in training while reaching the marketplace to find your horse his/her next home.

  • "When you do something too much, too long, it's called drilling. That's not a good word with horses. If it's not perfect, it's ok. We have tomorrow, we have next week. Don't be excessive with the horse" -George Morris

    BAF31 <3 

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  • How to reach Sarah!

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions. 

    sarahVwatson@gmail.com

    sarah@watsonequestrian.com

    203 | 470 | 4521

    Call or Text!

    Location:

    Tolland Falls Ventures 

    3640 N. Highway 67

    Sedalia, CO 80135

    **VISITATION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY**

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